Friday, June 26, 2015

Design Miami Basel: Finishing Touches

In the entrance area of ​​the Unlimited, who curated the exhibition of the Art Basel art fair last turned the German physicist artist Julius von Bismarck zentrifugalstabilisiert on a furnished with wooden table and chair sparse disk in a circle. The belletristic droves stopped and settled by Bismarck dizzy provoking presentation at the edge of a sales event, were offered on the art with a total value of over three billion euros, entertain willingly. Doing business just fatigued.
A few meters away, in another hall of the exhibition center, you could not quite as much money as at Art Basel, it would of Bismarck there easily can muster a little less spartan furniture: Parallel to the art fair took namely, for now the tenth time , the Design Miami Basel held, so the Swiss branch of the Florida-based in design fair. And while it is at least of the purchased for investment purposes at Art Basel art works, they would just move into one of the major Swiss art storage, the design objects are probably actually find in their great majority in a housing inlet.
A house made ​​of paper. The audience, however, is challenging, and as well as the Design Miami Basel did not come from without like curated accompanying program. So was responsible for the American real estate and hotel tycoon Andre Balazs, origineller- in the booklet and not entirely incorrectly reported as "architecture collector", the exhibition "Design at Large": This gathered very large-sized objects at the interface between (precast) Architecture, Design and art, often with a gazebo character. Also present was about the "Original dwelling" of the studio van Lieshout, which is represented in the context of the Design in London and Paris-based Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Side note, the subject sometimes verschwimmender limits fit between art and design: On the Art Basel Atelier van Lieshout was also found, but since the state of the Viennese gallery Krinzinger.
Can also be seen in "Design at Large" were a papierenes teahouse by Pritzker Prize-winning Shigeru Ban and the "Total Filling Station" by Jean Prouvé, represented by the Parisian Galerie Patrick Seguin. One floor higher then the sale exhibition - if you want to use the vile word: In the state of Seguin a Prouvé pavilion with furniture by Charlotte Perriand was again seen; a reminder that the exhibition curated by Balazs pieces are also for sale (just like on the Unlimited at Art Basel by the way). A total of 45 design galleries exhibited at Design Miami Basel, in many places there were mainly classics of the 20th century to see. From time to time, as at Carpenters Workshop, also contemporary works, mostly editions or unique pieces - among other things by the Paris-based Austrian Robert Stadler.Next to it stood chairs by Franz West, while apropos Austria, the exhibition area of ​​the New Yorker Patrick Parrish Gallery was entirely dedicated to the Atelier Carl Auböck.
Who was interested in design impulses from the Far East, was about find the prior resident in Los Angeles and Beijing Gallery All: With Zhoujie Zhang, and Melissa Flores Alcantara Naihan Li and Chen Lu three young creatives are issued, all of whom have received their training in Europe or America and now have returned to their homeland, where at least Zhang also teaching at a university.
As nonkommerzielle loosening in between there were posts that were part of the design Curio program: Partners of the fair had invited creatives to exhibit in a booth. The Art-Online platform Artsy turned around to the Swiss product designer Sibylle Stöckli, who presented their results in Basel "Global Research Project" and, as the organizers, at the same time should ensure access to the Swiss creative scene.

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